We have a large percentage of home inspectors who have taken one of the school training and now are instant home inspectors .
We have no shortage of these want to be home inspectors .
In order to get field training and experience they start charging less .
Many agents just love them as they are soft and bend to the agents wants .
Unfortunately this is only lowering the class of inspection that is being done .
We did two Inspections today and one was for an 1846 home .
This is the first home to sell in that area for $1,000,000:00.
They used the Highest price inspector around because they new that we always give a full proper inspection.
It had a 600 sq foot Ice house the walls where 30 inches thick.
It had a gorgeous 4,500 sq foot Horse barn with a second level for the staff.
The home had ( A first for me ) a lead lined box in the attic that would hold about 2,000 gallon’s of water .
It was built out of planks 3 inches thick by 14 inches wide and they looked like they had just come from the mill .It had a screened cover . It sat over one of the inside walls .
All walls where made of brick as far as I could see and the thickness inside where about 20 inches outside about 30 inches all hand made bricks none the same .
The foundation was also Bricks same sizes.
I think the tank would have been for fire fighting or water supply to the home ?
It needed some repairs to bring it from a grand home to a magnificent home of about $100,000:00 ±.
I expect the lady is going to buy it and have me back for consultation again .
Told her $100:00.
We charge what we are worth.
Roy Cooke … Royshomeinspection.com … CAHPI-ON